Aha! Still some life before Thanksgiving.

 20 Gilliam Lane

20 Gilliam Lane

A Riverside contract, and not really a turkey.  20 Gilliam Lane, asking $2.350 million. It once sold for $2.355, in 2006, but this seller bought it for $2.150 in 2011.  It's on a great street and the house itself is quite nice, what there is of it. Some of its 3,000 sq.ft. are dedicated to a 3-room apartment above the garage, built in the 1960's for then-owner John Sinclair's mother-in-law. She was a very nice lady, but who would want his mother-in-law living in a bedroom down the hall? At least he didn't stick her on an ice floe.

Renovated to some extent, with limited expansion space. The listing claims a backyard, but unless  your kids' outdoor recreation is limited to pogo sticks, I'd count on them playing in front.

Barbie Jackson, who grew up just two houses over, on Armstrong, has the buyer, this time. Barbie obviously knows the neighborhood and the house, so she keeps getting either the listings for this property or finds the buyer: it's a veritable annuity, and I'm envious. 

 Fickle fashion: gold fixtures were all the rage in the 80s. Now, not so much. Wait'll you see the avocado refrigerator!

Fickle fashion: gold fixtures were all the rage in the 80s. Now, not so much. Wait'll you see the avocado refrigerator!